We ended up at a small, local marina where we walked the plank...
to see what we could find. We ended up discovering a boatload of fiddler crabs. You can see a few in the picture below. Those holes you see are all of their homes.
Dylan braved the huge claw and picked one up to have a closer look.
We also enjoyed checking out all the jellyfish in the canal. While they can drive you mad with their sting, they are beautiful to watch swimming around.
Speaking of swimming...Max enjoyed himself quite a bit.
It was a wonderful night to spend with the family. I especially enjoyed exploring nature with the kids. Of course, I had to have them pose for obligatory picture to prove we really did have a good time!
When we got home we all enjoyed the homemade chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches we had made earlier.
We made regular chocolate chip cookies and then put homemade vanilla ice cream in between them. We assembled the ice cream sandwiches earlier and let them freeze during dinner and our walk so they were the perfect treat when we got home.
I got the ice cream recipe from David Lebovitz and can I just say that I may never buy vanilla ice cream from a store again. The ice cream is absolutely divine. However, note that I will NOT be using it for my Five Point Friday as I'm sure the 5 egg yolks, sugar, and heavy cream would be 5X many points I don't want to know about. But, for tonight it was totally worth it!!
Gotta love summer!!